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Jack of All Graves

A storytelling pod in which an American girl and a Welsh guy bond over a shared love of the terrifying, tragic, bloody, morbid, anxiety-inducing, and horrific -- a joyful and therapeutic exploration of very dark...more

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Ep. 109: Ghost science

Episode 109

October 31, 2022

Ep. 109: Ghost science

Nothing says Halloween like good old fashioned ghosts! This week we’re diving into the world of ghost hunting. Is there science to back up the existence of ghosts? Listen and find out! Highlights: [0:00] CoRri tells Mark why, if there were a hell, Ed and Lorraine Warren would most certainly be there[29:43] We discuss how a demon would get into Mark and learn a little more about Welsh Halloween in the ’80s[46:48] What we watched! (If the discussion of Barbarian sounds choppy, it’s because we spoiled the shit out of it and I had to cut it out. Sorry!)[65:00] We get into discussing the science of ghosts and ghost hunting Stuff we referenced: Victorian scientists thought they found an explanation for Ghosts Why do we see ghosts? Paranormal Investigators Who Use Science Reveal What Ghost Hunters Get Wrong The science of ghosts Ghost Busted: When Science Meets the Supernatural The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It’ — Ed and Lorraine Warren’s role in the real case Was Amityville Horror based on a true story? 10 Times Ed & Lorraine Warren Were Outed as Frauds The devil is in the implications for The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It War Over ‘The Conjuring’: The Disturbing Claims Behind a Billion-Dollar Franchise “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” is bad in a concerning way Let’s Kill Off The Conjuring The Ghost Box ...

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Ep. 108: When teens fly

Episode 108

October 24, 2022

Ep. 108: When teens fly

It’s back to the gruesome twosome this week after back to back episodes with excellent guests. In this episode, we discuss an intense story of survival in the Peruvian rainforest, check-in with a little JoAG therapy, and lay out some of our essential viewing and traditions for the Halloween season. Highlights: [0:00] CoRri tells Mark the story of super badass German teenager Juliane Koepcke, who survived a plane crash and ten days solo in the Peruvian rainforest[18:42] Mark joins QAnon?[31:34] Our minds and bodies are broken[40:30] Our con day is sold out and Snack of All Graves is coming on Monday so make sure you subscribe to hear it![42:05] Our no-spoiler thoughts on Halloween Ends and Terrifier 2[55:35] We chat about our favorite Halloween season movies and traditions Stuff we referenced: How teenager Juliane Koepcke survived a plane crash and solo 11-day trek out of the Amazon Juliane Koepcke: How I survived a plane crash The Incredible Story Of Juliane Koepcke Wings of Hope Amanda Frank on Twitter (MAGA infiltrator) ...

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Ep. 107: Games that go bump in the night

Episode 107

October 16, 2022

Ep. 107: Games that go bump in the night

This week we have the absolute pleasure of having Chris Porritt from the Helix Cloud Games network of podcasts with us to talk about the world of horror games and why they’re such fertile ground for innovation. Highlights: [0:00] Mark tells the story of a man and his unlicensed zoo[16:49] We introduce our guest Chris Porritt, what tf cloud gaming is, and why Google is so good at killing stuff[40:44] We announce our MCM Comic-Con Birmingham panel and other such JoAG business! Get your ticket and come see us do our first live appearance on Saturday, November 12th, 2022 at 3:10pm on the Live Stage![48:00] We talk about Deadstream and some of the movies that scarred Chris[58:50] We discuss horror games! Stuff we referenced: Helix Cloud Games: YouTube | Twitter | Facebook Follow Chris on Twitter ...

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Ep. 106: Forensic psychiatry

Episode 106

October 02, 2022

Ep. 106: Forensic psychiatry

It’s a VERY special JoAG this week as we’re joined by Dr. Ben Duffin-Jones, a forensic psychiatrist with years of experience working in the Welsh penal system. We learn the ins, outs, ups, and downs of working to understand what makes criminals tick, and why empathy is the most important requirement for the job. Plus: Ben ranks our perfect murder strategies from episode 31! ...

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Ep. 105: Murphy's law

Episode 105

September 25, 2022

Ep. 105: Murphy's law

Oh boy. Right before recording this episode, our dear scheduled guest had an emergency and had to cancel, so… um… we talked about everything from bird migration to the genius of She-Hulk to what the Dahmer Netflix series can tell us about the true crime landscape. Highlights: [0:00] Mark introduces CoRri to three minor deities, with one catch… one of them he made up. Can she guess which?[10:50] We have a little JoAG therapy sesh about why we’re both feeling a little off at the moment. Plus, our next watch-along is October 8th![24:30] We discuss the autumnal equinox and CoRri has a revelation about birds, which leads Mark to tell her about the Jews of Aberystwyth[36:00] We deep dive into the Netflix Dahmer series and what it does differently from other true crime[53:30] We watched The Munsters so you don’t have to[63:00] What else we watched! From the glorious twitter drama of Don’t Worry Darling to the beautiful meditation on grief that is The Night House.[90:00] The answer to which deity Mark fabricated. ...

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104: Irregularity

Episode 104

September 19, 2022

104: Irregularity

An article in GQ has CoRri hyperfixated on the gory procedure of surgical leg lengthening, we revisit the royal mourning period in the UK and get an EXTREMELY surprising revelation from Mark, and Mark takes us into the world of conjoined twins and other physical irregularities in the human form. Highlights: [0:00] CoRri tells Mark about leg lengthening surgery[34:30] We get an update on the mourning situation in the UK and find out a SHOCKING revelation regarding Mark’s relationship with the Queen[55:45] We have a conversation about what celebrity deaths affected us the most[65:00] What we watched![95:00] Mark tells CoRri about some fascinating physical irregularities in the human form Stuff we referenced: Historical Vignettes on How the Ilizarov Method C… New Limb-Lengthening Tech May Reduce Complication… How Comrade Ilizarov saved my leg | Health | The… Inside the World of Leg Lengthening | GQ STATISTICS – NORMAL DISTRIBUTION- HEIGHTS ...

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